Average Bench: 49.5% (750th of 1385)

Based on 41,461 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, 0FABFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 30%Average: 49.5% Great: 59%
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2430M averaged 50.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 74.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 60.8Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2430M is 28.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2430M performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 150Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 149Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 41,461 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.3 Memory 74.2 88.8
20.4 1-Core 60.8 77.1
35.1 2-Core 104 135
50.3% 79.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
49.7 4-Core 147 185
51.3 8-Core 149 185
19.8% 148 Pts
Min Avg Max
50.7 64-Core 150 186
9.3% 150 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.6
1-Core 72.1
2-Core 78.5
53% 77.7 Pts
4-Core 170
8-Core 172
23% 171 Pts
64-Core 164
10% 164 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.8
1-Core 70
2-Core 110
56% 87.3 Pts
4-Core 171
8-Core 169
23% 170 Pts
64-Core 167
10% 167 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.2
1-Core 61.3
2-Core 108
54% 84 Pts
4-Core 139
8-Core 153
19% 146 Pts
64-Core 148
9% 148 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.2
1-Core 68.2
2-Core 108
54% 85 Pts
4-Core 127
8-Core 132
17% 129 Pts
64-Core 128
8% 128 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.2
1-Core 72.9
2-Core 124
54% 89.4 Pts
4-Core 168
8-Core 168
22% 168 Pts
64-Core 169
10% 169 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.1
1-Core 54.8
2-Core 125
49% 82.6 Pts
4-Core 175
8-Core 175
23% 175 Pts
64-Core 171
11% 171 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 16.4
1-Core 11.6
2-Core 22.1
11% 16.7 Pts
4-Core 35.6
8-Core 34.9
5% 35.2 Pts
64-Core 37.9
2% 37.9 Pts
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Typical Core i5-2430M Builds (Compare 1,544 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron N5110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $63

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-2430M Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.00 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ4'11
Processor Numberi5-2430M
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.4 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP35 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.2 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Macrovision License RequiredNo

Memory

Max Memory Size16 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21.3 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
My WiFi TechYes
4G WiMAX Wireless TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mmx37.5mm (rPGA988B); 31mm x 24mm (BGA1023)
Graphics and IMC Lithography32 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedPPGA988

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

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Poor (edit your comment) Add link

5 months ago.

ITs reasonably good and is basically a quad core cpu


Excellent

17 months ago.

I have had it for many years yes son and i have been gaming minecraft with 2021 fps yes thanks men


Terrible

5 months ago.

it runs mw3 at max graphics very well


Excellent

1 month ago.

About 9 years with it and still better than MANY newer laptops.


Average

4 years ago.

IT was good for it's time but it lacks a lot.


Excellent

16 months ago.

Not good for gaming, but it's excellent for a mobile CPU being this old


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